WSOP Online Update: Hun Wei Lee Tops Latest List of Winners

July 27th, 2020 | by Jason Reynolds

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online continues to attract players en masse as another week of action crowns more champions.

Hun Wei Lee WSOP win

The WSOP online championship continues to impress as Hun Wei Lee emerges as one of the biggest winners in recent days. (Image: GGPoker)

Emerging as one of the top winners at the tail end of last week was Hun Wei Lee. Anteing up alongside 960 other players in the $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) event, Lee came through on July 23 to win his first bracelet.

As well as a career-defining victory, the New Zealander banked $161,886 to take his lifetime earnings beyond the $1.8 million mark.

Lee Gets It Done Without Delay

Lee’s route to the final table might have been fraught with dangers but the last stand was anything but treacherous. When Craig Timmis hit the rail in third, only Janne Peltoniemi could stop Lee.

Unfortunately for Peltoniemi, he only had just over 10 big blinds to play with. Knowing that almost any hand would require him to commit his stack, the Finnish player moved in with K♦8♥8♦7♦. Lee called with T♠A♦J♣T♦ and the race was on.

At this point, Lee was in front with a pair of tens but Peltoniemi had outs. None of those outs came though as the board ran out 9♠3♥A♣2♣5♦. That hand not only gave Lee the final pot but a WSOP title and a six-figure payday.

WSOP Event #37: $1,050 Bounty PLO Result

1 – Hun Wei Lee – $161,886

2 – Janne Peltoniemi – $64,246

3 – Craig Timmis – $66,836

4 – Bradley Ruben – $39,472

5 – Teoh Mingjuen – $37,083

6 – Attila Kuna – $25,287

7 – Nikolaus Eigners – $14,537

8 – Shaul Meir – $12,031

9 – Alex Difelice – $10,442

Cheung Claims First WSOP Bracelet

Joining Lee on the winner’s podium in recent days was Allan Cheung. The American grinder was part of a 1,579-strong field taking part in’s $500 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event.

The high-octane showdown is part of the US portion of the WSOP’s online championship. With the blinds ticking over at a rapid pace, it took just seven hours to whittle the field down to a final few.

Cheung proved he was the strongest at the final table and shipped his first bracelet after beating Myles Kotler heads-up.

WSOP Event #22: $500 Turbo Deepstack

1 – Allan Cheung – $120,083

2 – Myles Kotler – $74,039

3 – Brian Altman – $53,291

4 – Daniel Buzgon – $38,725

5 – Terrell Cheatham – $28,493

6 – Louie Valderrama – $21,174

7 – Derek Salgals – $15,916

8 – Kara Denning – $12,079

9 – Robert Natividad – $9,308

Masses Ante Up for Summer Saver

With two more titles locked up, the crowds started to gather for WSOP’s small-stakes, high-value events. The $500 No Limit Hold’em Summer Saver was one such event. Available to US players and taking place on, the tournament attracted 1,484 unique entrants.

Of those that bought in, 671 opted to rebuy, taking the final number of entries to 2,155. That level of interest meant the Summer Saver stands as one of the biggest events of the series so far. Moreover, it meant winner Nicholas Kiley took home $149,245.

Kiley has cashed in a number of WSOP events in the past, but his first victory came after beating Guo Liang Chen heads-up.

WSOP Event #25: $500 Summer Saver

1 – Nicholas Kiley – $149,245

2 – Guo Liang Chen – $92,223

3 – Weiyi Mo – $67,301

4 – Stephen Russo – $49,554

5 – Matt Berkey – $36,851

6 – Kevin Calenzo – $27,638

7 – Richard Perrin – $20,850

8 – Michael Policastro – $15,904

9 – Ofir Mor – $12,316

There’s plenty more action to come in the WSOP online championship. With high-stakes events, mass-participation MTTs, and the Main Event all on the schedule, things are just starting to heat up.


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